the lg for 500 or close to it because of a sale is a **** good deal compaired to other monitors around its size... well at least for the contrast ratio, or are you talking about the viewsonic, cuz that is also a very good deal
and that crt you linked, i find nothing wrong with it, it can display 1600x1200, great resolution...
and ya i know what ya mean about it costing alot of money for an extra inch or two
i don't think you'd notice a difference between 6ms and 8ms... i got to play on my friends 18ms and it was just bad.. or was it 16?? i tried playing cod2 on it and it ghosted like crazy
if your no worried about the extra bulk, and are on a budget, i say you go for the crt
if you want a 19 inch widescreen those tend to start at about 230 dollars, and range to 260, you could take a look at those, i'll get some links to those as well... i'm considering a 19 inch widescreen in the near future